Key Stage 1


Girls continue to progress through the Oxford Reading Tree and are also encouraged to read a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books. Girls are expected to read every evening. Spellings are worked on weekly.


Following on from Reception, class girls continue to develop their cursive script and when ready begin to join letters together. By the end of Year 2 most girls have neat joined handwriting.

In Key Stage 1 the core subjects covered by the class teacher are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science 

The other subjects taught are:

  • Art
  • Ballet
  • Drama
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing & ICT
  • Music
  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • Religion

Our Curriculum

We follow most aspects of the National Curriculum and our schemes of work have been developed to reflect and provide progression through Key Stage One. Our planning includes differentiation which enables us to cater for all abilities. We endeavour to provide interesting and stimulating activities in these subjects.

Computing & ICT

Through ICT we aim to help the girls gain confidence and familiarise themselves with technologies that they will encounter in their everyday lives.  All year groups benefit from working in the ICT Suite, on networked laptops and LearnPads. The use of laptops and LearnPads ensures that ICT within the Preparatory School can be mobile, flexible and outdoors when required.

We have our own secure Network and wireless access acrosss the school as well as up to date resourses and software.  Through Computing & ICT we encourage the girls to be independent thinkers as well as to use technology safely and responsibly.